Surpasses last year’s total
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 16, 2014) — LexArts announced a $1,108,479 tally for the 2014 Fund for the Arts campaign, surpassing last year’s campaign results. Since the creation of the Fund for the Arts in 1984, the 42-year old organization has raised more than $23 million for local arts organizations.
As the United Arts Fund for Lexington and central Kentucky, LexArts raises operating support for six partner agencies and awards program and project grants to more than 15 smaller area arts organizations.
Corporate donations increased 12 percent over 2013. Individual giving and foundational support was steady. Thirty-seven businesses conducted workplace giving campaigns, allowing more than 800 employees an opportunity to not only financially support Lexington’s arts organizations, but also to engage further with the artistic community.
“We are thrilled with the campaign results,” said John Long, LexArts Board Chair. “(Chair) Tracee Whitley’s steadfast resolve, and that of the entire Cabinet, left no stone unturned in their efforts to engage Lexington’s corporate citizenry and its local community in our campaign. We do this for Lexington — to make it even more rich and vibrant and to continue to create a city that is culturally engaging to its residents and visitors alike. The compelling results of the campaign are a true testament that the arts are a vital component of this city.”